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Hibben United Methodist Church opens it's doors to combat the cold Tuesday night

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While most have spent the last few hours of cold at home with the heater on, not everyone has that luxury. Hibben United Methodist Church in Mt Pleasant is one of the many churches and shelters that opened their doors to those in need Tuesday night.

"Whether Mt Pleasant knows it or not, there are homeless people out here," says church member and shelter volunteer Beth Hernandez. "There are a lot of older people who have no heat, there are people who maybe have no electricity and it is just very important to try and get them up out of the cold."

"I live in the woods in downtown Charleston, so it's colder outside than it would be in here," says Charlene, one of many that showed up the shelter Tuesday night.

"We've been out there in 32 degrees and stuff like that but never below that. I am not sure how we would react to it, probably be way too cold."

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